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Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%


Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Idiot Sauvin.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010)
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bomber to pint glass the beer arrives an amber color, clear, with a 1 finger white head, good retention and lacing. If you haven't tried a Nelson Sauvin hopped beer, this is a crash course. The nose is hopforward with huge fruity character: citrus, passionfruit, lemons. A base of toasted malt is nice, but make no mistake this is a hoppy brew. Again the Nelson Sauvin hop dominates the flavor with an explosion on the palette. A base of caramel malt base provides a sweet base from which the passionfruit flavor of the hops grow. Medium bitterness. A lot of fruit flavor. Finishes with a lingering fruity character that lasts for a while. Well carbonated. Overall, this was nice to try once, but I can't see myself coming back a lot, if in the right mood this would be great. It's an explosion of Nelson Sauvin!lovely.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 17:46:43 | More by hopfacebrew
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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New York

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange color, cloudy and with a dark melon like hue from deep within it. Fat creamy head of khaki foam that left plenty of clinging lace. Nose is tropical fruit and citrus. Light fresh orange on passion fruit. No pine in the nose until it warmed a bit then it was earthy pine needles. A beautiful scent of brown sugar for malt. Taste is outrageously good. The fruits are juicy and a bit tart too so they fully engage the palate. The earthy pine is light and the the malt becomes a soft light caramel. The body approaches medium but stays light. There's a bit of sticky resin at the back to coat the throat and leaves a bitter that starts soft and then increases in intensity after the swallow. Lingering after tatse of caramel, sweet fruit and pine needles. Brilliant beer.

I loved this beer. This had a sensual caramel that stayed generally light but was like a ribbon underneath this beer. The fruit was bountiful and the bitter started soft and then became a bit stronger as it lingered.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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Massachusetts

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Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
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Pours a lovely orange color. A tad bit hazy with thin off white head and butt tons of lacing in stripes around the glass.
Heavy aromas of pine and bitter citrus peel. Grapefruit, mandarin and lime zest abound. Some sweetness underlying but not discernible.
Flavor goes right along with aromas. Zesty pine needles, earth leaves, big lime and grapefruit bitterness everywhere. Great sticky dankness in the finish, lovely dank after taste.
Heavier side of medium bodied. Sticky marijuana like finish that sits on the tongue. Very drinkable.

Awesome stuff, enough said

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 22:24:15 | More by Thads324
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%
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I absolutely love Elysian Spacedust but this savant is not doing it for me. Smells of strong banana esters. Its bitter, the hops are not aromatic enough, and its doesn't even seem balanced with the malt. I tried eating to cleanse my palate, didn't help. Not an enjoyable beer for me.

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Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.